The actress died on May 18 and was buried in Lagos on June 7.
Following the funeral of late Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, her family has issued a statement thanking Nigerians for their support to the family during her burial.
Her brother, David Olaiya issued the statement on the family’s behalf, saying, ‘The Olaiya Family appreciate the immense outpouring of love and affection the public showed the family since the sudden and untimely death of our beloved sister, Moji Olaiya in faraway Canada, and the huge support we received for her burial.
‘Her friends, fans, colleagues in the movie industry and the general public displayed an uncommon show of support and kindness towards the family in our grieving time.
‘We are grateful indeed for your condolence messages, visits, gifts and other forms of support, we are indeed very grateful to have such wonderful people.
‘We also want to use this medium to specially thank the Burial committee and all those who were involved in helping to raise funds for the return of Moji’s remains to Nigeria, we are eternally grateful to you for rising above the grief to support the family.’
The statement went on to appreciate the support from former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu.
‘This is also appreciating Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, erstwhile governor of Lagos State for his humane and philanthropic gesture in providing the required funds to transport Moji’s corpse back to Nigeria.
‘Thank you, your Excellency. Indeed, Moji received burial befitting queens because of all your efforts.’
The statement also moved to debunk rumours that the actress was poisoned in Canada.
‘We wish to use this opportunity to debunk claims circulating on social media that Moji was poisoned by a friend in faraway Canada.
‘An autopsy was conducted where Moji passed on; the autopsy reports indicated that our dear sister died of a different cause that can be termed natural medical cause.
‘It is not the desire of the family to have anyone implicated in her death having seen the autopsy reports, therefore, we appeal to friends, fans and the general public to accept Moji’s death as an act of God though rather unfortunate.’
For the purpose of people who have signified interest in helping the deceased’s children, David Olaiya wrote:
‘We are of the view that some people do have genuine interest to assist and support the children Moji left behind, we, therefore advice that all donations should be made payable to the Trust Fund set up for her children. The details of the Trust fund Account below:
‘Name: Fund Ifo Adunoluwa Farombi
Bank: Diamond Bank
Account Number: 0091214275
‘Once again, accept our profound gratitude for your kindness and the honour accorded our sister, cousin, mother, and daughter, Moji. May sorrow be far from your homes in Jesus’ name, amen.’
Moji Olaiya died in Canada on May 18, two months after giving birth to her second daughter there.
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